This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."
-Douglas Adams, Author
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Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces fish with sauce
Cooking Time = 45 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
This recipe makes good leftovers in salads. Coumadin (warfarin) users and users of other medications should note that grapefruit, cooked or uncooked, interacts with many medications.
|4 tsp||olive oil|
|1 small||shallot (minced)|
|1/2 tsp||dried thyme|
|1 large||pink grapefruit (peeled, separated into sections, and membrane around each section removed)|
|1/4 cup||white wine|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|2 tsp||unsalted butter|
|4 4 ounce||salmon filets (skinless)|
When sectioning the grapefruit there will be some pulp left over. Squeeze any remaining juice from the pulp into a cup. Set aside.
Place 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add the minced shallots and cook for about one minute. Stir frequently.
Add the paprika and thyme and cook for about one minute.
Add the grapefruit sections. Cook for about five minutes. Toss frequently and adjust the heat so that the grapefruit is lightly browned.
Set aside half of the grapefruit sections on a plate.
Place the remaining grapefruit in a blender or mini-chopper.
Deglaze the pan with the white wine and the reserved grapefruit juice. Use a whisk and scrape the bottom of the pan until the sauce is well blended.
Add the sauce to the blender with the grapefruit. Blend until smooth.
Place the sauce in a small sauce pan over low heat. Let the sauce reduce by about half. This should take about 20 minutes at a very low simmer.
Add the honey and butter to the sauce and whisk until smooth.
Place the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add the salmon filets. Cook for about 5 minutes and turn.
Cook for about 4 to 6 minutes until the salmon is done.
Place the salmon on a plate with the remaining grapefruit sections. Top with the warmed sauce.
Serving size = 4 ounces fish with sauce
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 291||Calories from Fat 124|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||11%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 17%||Vitamin C 79%|
|Calcium 1%||Iron 7%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 807 mg|
|Magnesium 51 mg|